Sibovc Southwest coal mine

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The Sibovc Southwest coal mine is operated by Kosovo Energy Corporation (KEK), producing nearly 8 million tonnes per annum, in Obilić, near Pristina, Kosovo.[1]

The mine provides power to Kosovo A power station and Kosovo B power station and the proposed Kosovo C power station.


The satellite photo below shows the exact location of the Sibovc Southwest coal mine.

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The Sibovc mine is the largest in Kosovo. The mine is located in Obilić in District of Pristina.[1] The mine was developed after the exhaustion of the Bardh mine, Mirash mine, and smaller Sitnica coal mine.[2] The coalfield has reserves amounting to 1 billion tonnes of lignite.[1]

Until recently, the production capacity of Kosovo A power station and Kosovo B power station has been hampered by chronic technical problem, including a lightning strike in July 2002. Kosovo has been importing electricity in order to make up some for its deficit. Despite the imports for much of the 1999-2002 electricity was not guarantied 24 hours a day.[3]

Project Details

  • Owner: Kosovo Energy Corporation (Korporata Energjetike e Kosovës - KEK)
  • Parent company:
  • Location: Obiliq, Kosovo
  • GPS coordinates:42.658908, 21.011969 (exact)
  • Mine status: Operating
  • Mineable reserves: 123 million tonnes[4]
  • Coal type: Lignite
  • Mine size:
  • Mine type: Surface
  • Production: 8 million tonnes per annum[5]
  • Equipment:
  • Number of employees:

Articles and resources


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Kosovo’s New Power Plant" Prishtina Insight, March 26 - April 8, 2010 Issue No. 36, page 5.
  2. Energy Strategy and Policy of Kosovo, EU Pillar, PISG - Energy Office, accessed September 2020
  3. "Kosovo Energy" UNMIK, October 28, 2012.
  4. Overview of Kosovo Energy Corpoation, 2010
  5. Naim Baftiu, Raif Bytyqi, Shyqri Kelmendi, Mining Activities in Kosovo Coals Basin and the Impact on the Environment, BALWOIS 2012

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